Finally, on the morning of my 4th spring race, I woke up to perfect conditions to tackle the notoriously hilly Danesfield Dash 10k race in Marlow: bright sunshine, birdsong and refreshingly crisp air greeted me as I stepped outside the house. Even better, this time my Hubby has joined me, too, so I was set up for a great start. This is a relatively new race organised by Purple Patch Running (the 4th one this year), attracting just over 300 runners – however, the strength of this event is clearly not in the quantity, but rather the quality of the…

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Here we go again, a semi-decent summer here in the UK is over! Today is what you would call here in the UK a very typical Bank Holiday – I could have placed my bets on the fact that it was going to be a miserable and rainy day when you just do not feel like leaving the comfort and warmth of your home and end up doing none of the things you had wanted to; and of course that I would have my traditional autumn starter cold as well! I used to be quite sad about the start of September…

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After 12 weeks of training, the day of the Marlow Half Marathon finally dawned on me yesterday! I have to say it was one of the best things I have ever done in my life and I can’t wait to do it again. Below is my account of how the day went… I went to the race with an extremely stressful and frustrating week behind me. All of this was coupled with feeling on the edge of a bad cold waiting to devour me. With the changing of the clocks and darkness descending on everything at 4pm already, I felt…

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